KARACHI: Provincial Assembly on Friday passed the Sindh Criminal Prosecution Service (Constitution, Functions and Powers) Amendment Bill 2015 amid uproar by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmakers.

The bill will enable the provincial government to withdraw any subjudice case including in the Anti-Terrorism Court.

The MQM members strongly protested in the House when the senior minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro after introduction of the bill tabled a motion to relax rules to allow the consideration of the Bill.

They gathered before the dice of speaker raised slogans and tore down the copies of the agenda. However, the chair continued the House and the bill was passed amid this protest.

Later the Chair adjourned the House to Monday.

Earlier, MQM member also protested when the deputy speaker chairing the house did not allow the leader of the opposition Khuwaja Izhar to table a point of order.

PML-F member Nusrat Seher Abbasi also bitterly complained that the deputy speaker Shehla Raza was playing a biased role and ironing the opposition while fully facilitating the members of her party.